Felt by IngerMaaike carries pretty much anything that can be created using wet and dry felting techniques, mostly focusing on very soft and luxurious scarves, wraps and shawls.
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, IngerMaaike.
Crafty I have always been, since before I was born..
One day I decided to follow a felting workshop. I had seen some fantastic felted scarves and wanted to learn to make those.
A little bag I made, shaped like a poppy. The flower that I have an ongoing love for.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
What I love most is walking, far and wide. Then comes crafting, be it in my head or with my hands. While walking I often create, puzzling out new designs and ideas.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
The PR part. I am mainly a creator, not a communicator. So to have to communicate a large part of the day is kinda hard to do, often fun but still tiring.
Luckily through this PR part I have found the EuropeanStreetTeam of etsy and without them I would never have gone so far. There is support and help for picture taking and all kind of things to do with making the shop look it's best.
We have loads of fun too, chatting and eating virtual chocolate.
What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
This one I have but I still would love an other one in deep moss green. One day..maybe..
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I don't recall thinking much of the future, nor do I remember any specific goals I had. I just was and to date nothing much has changed in that respect.
I am not much of a planner, that is the reason my shop is filled with so many different things. Whenever I plan to do something that is very seldom that what actually happens. So I had intended to fill my shop with scarves, but flowers snuck in, and then a little jewelry and toys..
What other shops or artists out there do you love?
Oh there are way to many to mention individually; here many of the EST thread are solid favorites.
Etsy has grown so very much over the past years that it is hard to keep up with all the new and amazing artists out there; I feel very privileged to be part of that community.
What does your future hold?
My future holds a new day I surely hope, I might even felt something...or not.
See more from IngerMaaike at Etsy or at www.ingermaaike.nl. She has Free shipping worldwide, and any order over $100 receives an added felted gift!